Hooray for Renu!

June 30th, 2005 · 3 Comments · Writing

Our favorite, hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant, Renu Nakorn, made title credit in today’s LA Weekly article, Jonathan Gold’s 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants – Part 3: From Renu Nakorn to Zankou.

We visit the delicious, and unpretentious, Thai restaurant so often that we’re considered regulars, and I’m often brought a hot pot of Tom Ka Kai soup (medium spicy), with a side of sticky rice, without being asked. You’ve got to love a place that the New York Times has called “one of the best Thai restaurants in the country,” that’s in a strip mall adjacent to a fishing tackle store and a donut shop, and a few doors down from a threadbare hockey rink. And in Norwalk, of all places.

Zankou Chicken, another L.A. treasure singled out by the article, and mentioned in the Beck song Debra (i wanna do you like that Zankou Chicken), is another favorite of ours. It’s cheap, fresh, well-prepared Mediterranean food, and sports a super-cool bright yellow freeway map of LA on its walls, with all the Zankou locations marked with groovy stickers.

[Related: I rhapsodized about Renu Nakorn on my old blog here.]

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Martin

    Mmmmm, Thai food sounds so good right now. I’m starving.

  • Zanne

    Hi Meg and Murray! I haven’t seen you guys in ages. I just ate at Renu Nakorn today, and I was thinking about you guys. We had Rad Na yellow curry noodles, beef Thai fried rice, some sort of very spicy shrimp salad, and the Thai BBQ half chicken (all that plus a beer, a Thai iced tea, and tip for under $40!) I would love to catch up with you guys over a hot, flaming pot of Tom Ka Kai. Just say when and I’ll know where.

  • Meg

    Hi Martin, so do they have good Thai food out in Virginia?
    Suzanne! Yes, dinner. Soon : )

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